Walla Walla Valley Wine

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Walla Walla is a wine region within Columbia Valley that straddles both Oregon and Washington. Wine-making began in the mid-1800s, when an influx of pioneers, many of them Italian immigrants, who first settled in the area for the burgeoning fur trade and the Idaho gold rush. Though the commercial wine industry didn’t catch on in the region until the 1950s when the Pesciallo family established Blue Mountain Vineyards, the first in the region since the Prohibition. 

By the 1970s, wine-makers could see the potential for greatness thanks to climate conditions conducive to long growing seasons. The Cascade Mountain forms a natural rain shadow that protects the region, resulting in hot days and cool nights. There are a variety of terroirs extending through the region from the Blue Mountains downward. Glacial melt from the time of the Ice Age has left a deposit of rich, grape-friendly silt in much of the growing region. Walla Walla was granted AVA status in 1984. 
 
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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

Popular Wineries in Walla Walla Valley View all

  • Patit Creek Cellars

    Patit Creek Cellars was founded in 1999 and is considered a boutique winery at current production...

  • Amavi Cellars

    Our name is a combination of the Latin root words "am" (love) and "vi" (life). It represents our ...

  • Bunchgrass Winery

    In the early 1980’s, Roger Cockerline became interested in growing wine grapes and planted a smal...

  • Covington Cellars

    Making small quantities of wine from the highest quality fruit is only half of our goal here at C...

  • Whitman Cellars

    Welcome to Whitman Cellars, crafters of traditional Bordeaux and Rhone style wines of balance and...

  • James Leigh Cellars

    Nowadays the emphasis is on what's new or flashy. we are decidedly old fashioned. Our ultimate go...

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Walla Walla Valley on Snooth

  • L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard 2002

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    The wine is a beautiful deep garnet color in the glass, with pretty good clarity despite its age. The nose is a blast of green grass and herbs which settles down to some lovely earthy notes of smoke and leather, overlaying some interesting mocha and cherry cola notes. The taste is divine, a blast of black cherry and cassis that quickly settles... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • L'Ecole No. 41 Merlot Walla Walla Valley Seven Hills Vineyard 2001

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    Now bear in mind, I decanted this bottle for about an hour before tasting. The color is a lighter ruby, with just the faintest hint of auburn along the edges. The nose is a combination of sweet ripe fruit, blackberry, plum and a hint of raisin, along with some floral notes and tobacco. The taste is remarkably fruit forward, with some lovely s... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Seven Hills "Pentad" Walla Walla Valley Washington 2012

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    The wine itself is a beautiful dark ruby color in the glass with great clarity. The nose is a rich combination of leather, dark cherry, espresso and some floral notes. The taste is really exceptional, with some lovely ripe berry notes up front that transition beautifully to some lovely tart cherry and mocha notes midpalate. The finish is show... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • Rasa Vineyards "Qed" Syrah 2007

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    Very peppery nose, not super complex, but very drinkable. Read More

    Wine review by SarahQ


  • MW, you mentioned Keenan above.  I have been one of their apostles for quite a few years because I believe they are (1) good and (2) fairly priced (which means that I can afford them).  I am bringing this up because, while you say you do not care for CA Merlot, I might suggest that you check out a Keenan version.  Keenan has two Merlot bottlings... Read More

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  • L'Ecole No. 41 Apogee Walla Walla Valley Pepper Bridge Vineyard 2009

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    Nice dry red with lots of tannin flavor. Opened up nicely with a roast leg of lamb. Read More

    Wine review by sfquixote


  • Hello Dvogler,It is nice to meet you.   I was at Taste Washington this past weekend.  So many wines and so little time!  I am a huge fan of Washington Wines as well.   Living in the Yakima Valley is what Heaven must be like.  Kiona has a tasting room right here in Yakima and I have not been there.  I guess it is true you never really know what i... Read More

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  • Big thumbs up for WA Cabs and Merlots.  If you swing and miss, don't be afraid to take another swing.  A few months ago I had a Walla Walla Merlot (Uriah) from Spring Valley winery that would have blown Miles' socks off. Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekday Wines


  • Figured it would be easy to fool you on the top photo. It's actually Mauritius, in the Indian Ocean. Still the French tradition, and I've drunk wine from vendors around the place that many times has been quite good (obviously shipped in reefers). How much rum were you drinking in Tahiti, anyway?  ;-)The bottom two photos in my post above are fro... Read More

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  • Nocking Point Wicked Aim Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    Very pleasant, straightforward wine. Something of a tart currant flavor with a bit of a dark chocolate on the tip of the tongue. More of a puckery drying, mid-palate. Very short finish. Easy to drink, and, probably a reasonable buy. I was gifted this bottle, but it looks like the price is about $20. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


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